Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Ostentatiously stylish; deliberately chic.
  • noun Ostentatious stylishness.

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  • adjective affectedly trendy; chic and stylish

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  • noun someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way
  • adjective affectedly trendy and fashionable
  • noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French.]

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From French chichi

Examples

  • I enjoyed Gere as Irving, along with Alfred Molina as Irving’s perpetually nervous assistant and Hope Davis as his editor (although I found it unnerving that Davis, dolled up in chichi makeup and hairstyle, looks exactly like Flo — that annoying Progressive Insurance chick!).

    Weekly Mishmash: March 1-7 : Scrubbles.net

  • I enjoyed Gere as Irving, along with Alfred Molina as Irving’s perpetually nervous assistant and Hope Davis as his editor (although I found it unnerving that Davis, dolled up in chichi makeup and hairstyle, looks exactly like Flo — that annoying Progressive Insurance chick!).

    2009 March : Scrubbles.net

  • "I've always wanted to sort of poke fun at the symbol of the white box in Chelsea," he said, referring to the chichi galleries typical of the area.

    What's a 90-Foot New Yorker Doing in a Place Like This?

  • The festive event is held at the embassy for the second time since last year, with drink of "chichi", a pink colored beverage made from corn and gifts such as "matraga", a toy noisemaker and Nicaraguan delicacies like "manjal", a cinnamon flavored milk pudding - a joyful experience of the country's culture and history.

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • - "chichi," on a parody of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper featuring cartoon characters

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • - "chichi," on a parody of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper featuring cartoon characters

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • - "chichi," on a parody of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper featuring cartoon characters

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • - "chichi," on a parody of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper featuring cartoon characters

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • - "chichi," on a parody of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper featuring cartoon characters

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • The chichi Fairmont (411 University St.) up the street, meanwhile, has cheap drink and food specials and “endless cheese” and “endless starters” for $12 each.

    Recession Special: Deep Discounts at Downtown Hotel Bars « PubliCola

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  • I wonder if it can be used with a male ...I always think of a female chichi - for eg- Tiffany's dress is so chichi

    March 9, 2009

  • Nathuatl for 'dog'

    A day sign of the Aztec calendar

    October 2, 2010

  • What's Nathuatl for 'dog who was drunk when he put his lippy on'?

    October 2, 2010

  • Sometimes you slay me, bilby. It's a while since I chortled as much as I did reading your comment.

    October 3, 2010